Dec 14, 2012 4:00am PST
's a heavily kurdish region. this is eastern turkey. van is the largest settlement in eastern turkey. at that time its peak it had about 700,000 people in it during the summer. beautiful like, absolutely gorgeous place to be. after the earthquake everybody who could leave, did. so what you have left are those that are either die-hards, the people that are the leaders of the community that want to rebuild, or people that couldn't leave. and that's really telling because when you look at these pictures you're going to see abdomen abject poverty. that's not really what it was before the earthquake so it went from bad to worse for these people. but what you saw time and time again is they were out and rebuilding and carrying on and i think that says a lot about people in general and that's the next take away, is
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm PST
to europe. severe weather continues in the eastern half of the mediterranean countries. turkey will see the heaviest rain today. wet and windy conditions for the british isle. watch out for icy conditions. rain will spread into italy into tomorrow. lots of blue and white indicating near sub zero temperatures. here is the exthe eended foreca. >> thanks for joining us. to wrap up this edition of "newsline" we go where an annual event is underway to commemorate a tragic earthquake that occurred there. this 270-meter illuminated archway is made of 200,000 lightbulbs. it started in 1995 to mourn the victims of the great earthquake of the same year and to pray for the rebuilding of the city. the theme of the 18th event is the bond of lights. paintings by children in kobe in northeastern areas of japan struck by last year's earthquake and tsunami are on display. >> translator: this gives me a dream for the future. >> the festival runs through december 17th. maybe you have some energy- saving appliances, like an energy star-rated washer and dryer. but what about your tv? chances are it's on mor
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
through the eastern mediterranean coming in to turkey. that will be bringing some severe thunderstorms and snow for the northern balkans. and the reason is really rapid drop in temperatures into wednesday. look at where the jet stream is moving all way down to the south here, letting all of that frigid air just fall in, and we will be seeing a drop of maybe about five degrees in london, between monday and tuesday, athens also dropping by five degrees down to 13 for the high on your wednesday. here's your extended forecast. ♪ >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us here at nhk world, thanks for join us. have a great day wherever you are.
Dec 25, 2012 5:30am PST
:30 p.m. eastern, 5:30 p.m. pacific. >> let's get an update on our top stories. anti-government rebels say there controlling on the border of turkey. two firefighters have been killed and two others injured in the u.s. state of new york as police say they were lured to a fire set as a trend. the gunman, a convicted killer, committed suicide. police in india have sealed off parts of the capital to try to put an end to protest. there have been large and the dutch government protest in -- anti-government protests in iraq. the exiled was president has spoken about the issue. >> there is a clear-cut indolence in the government in addition to the human rights. we cannot even offered to our people in four province is a normal life. to be as a sunni, you are either considered a terrorist, a loyalist -- you name it. to be a sunni, many acquisitions. there's a lot of evidence that they're being discriminated against, and they're facing intolerable sectarian agenda. >> the results for the votes on a new constitution in egypt will be visited at 17:00. two turns are in favor according to polls, and
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
this storm system here in eastern europe ar europe around the balkans. you saw 65 kilometer per hour winds today. this is due to the strong system moving off towards turkey, but still bringing with it gusty winds and heavy rains and even destructive winds possible at this time. don't be surprised if we see a report of a tornado out of this one. il it's just a very severe storm system. farther to the west into the british isles with clear skies. going into the afternoon we have another storm system off the atlantic. that's going to bring is all sorts windy and rainy conditions. really dampen down on here on wednesday into thursday as that system continues to push onshore. from the south warm air surges ahead of it. madrid there with a high of 13. london and paris at 7 and 8, not so much the case farther towards the east, though. moscow's high is minus 16 for your high on your wednesday. here's a look at your extended forecast. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. i'm gene otoni in tokyo.
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm PST
efforts unfortunately. meanwhile, severe weather is still ongoing in the eastern half of the mediterranean. 100 klemm purchase-hour gusts in bulgaria. 15 millimeters of rain in the past 24 hours in italy and part of the balkan peninsula. severe weather will continue throughout the day. turkey's going to be seeing the britain of it. off toward the west the next atlantic system is moving into the british isles as well as parts of the western continent, bringing another round of wet and windy weather. temperatures are looking like this. looking very mild out toward the west but very chilly out toward the east. minus 2 in stockholm. minus 16 degrees in moscow. that's about 12 degrees colder than seasonal. this is due to cold air coming in from siberia. the cold air is also affecting the other side of eurasia. blanketing mongolia, northern china, the korean peninsula as well as japan. you saw minus 10 degrees at 8:00 a.m. local time. temperatures will remain below freezing throughout the day despite the sunshine. tokyo dropping down by about 7 degrees since yesterday. strong winds are creating
Dec 21, 2012 4:00am PST
-general believes the regime is desperate and about to collapse and more proof turkey needs from tex. turkey started receiving patriot missiles from nato to shoot down anything syria might launch over the border. >>> a moment of silence to honor the victims of the newtown shooting at 9:30 a.m. eastern, exactly one week after the 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down inside the sandy hook elementary school. states across the country will join connecticut today as an official day of mourning. president obama plans to observe the moment of silence in private at the white house. in a video message he's received an outpouring of support for tougher gun laws and some gun owners suggested steps to protect rights and kids. mr. obama says he'll do everything in his power to help with the increase. >>> the movie "zero dark thirty" predicts harsh interrogation tactics which the movie claims were used on muslim detainees. the u.s. does not expect violent protests but forces are always on alert. >>> a dollar for do i know you? facebook is now testing a $1 fee to message users who are not your friends. that b